Imagine Stand by Me mixed with Bling Ring and it might look something like Low Tide. A24’s latest thriller stars It and Midnight Special actor Jaeden Martell, along with Keean Johnson (Alita: Battle Angel) and Alex Neustaedter (A.X.L.), as Jersey Shore kids who spend their summers breaking into homes and stealing valuables. When two of them find something of extraordinary value and hide it, one of the other boys finds out and goes a little bit crazy.
The film was written and directed by Kevin McMullin, and by the look of it I’m reminded of 2004’s Mean Creek, which saw something terrible split up another group of friends. But this is clearly a much darker movie than that, and, if marketed well by A24, could be a decent bridge from the summer into the awards season. Shea Whigham, Daniel Zolghadri, and Kristine Froseth co-star.
Low Tide will get an exclusive DirecTV Cinema run beginning September 5th, followed by a theatrical release on October 4th.